Claressa Shields Challenges Eddie Hearn to a Fight: “3 Minutes Shields vs Hearn”

Published 03/11/2021, 5:01 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 21: Claressa Maria Shields of the United States celebrates victory over Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands in the Women’s Middle (69-75kg) Final Bout on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 6 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Female boxing superstar, Claressa Shields, has made a surprising call-out to Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn. The undefeated champion got into a heated exchange with the English promoter and threatened to teach him a lesson by fighting him.

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Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Fresh off a historic win over Marie-Eve Dicaire, Shields has wasted no time in making a statement. Although she is preparing for her MMA debut in June, the champion is looking forward to a highly anticipated boxing fight against Marshall.

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It started when Shields Tweeted about Hearn being a clown for not having the money to make the bout with Savannah Marshall. What followed were multiple sly digs at each other, with Shields asking Hearn to focus on being a promoter and Hearn saying they are working towards making the fight.

Shields then claimed the promoter was disrespecting her despite all her achievements. Needless to say, this didn’t go down well with Hearn. He countered that the American was using his name to build up a profile. At that point, Shields called him out to last three rounds with her after she beats Marshall.

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Eddie Hearn says Savannah Marshall will beat Claressa Shields

The Twitter battle did not stop at this and Hearn said if he fought her, it would be her biggest PPV; Shields retorted saying, it would be his biggest ‘a** whooping’.

Hearn then took the high road and gave his honest take. He wrote“My honest opinion is that Marshall beats you but you definitely beat me. I could never fight but I can do great business so fingers crossed”.

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With this comment, Hearn showed they would work on a deal to make this fight a reality. The Marshall-Shields fight is one that fans would love to see. The two have a history and have engaged in a war of words before.

Hopefully, this argument between Hearn and Shields pushes for that fight to be made. However, it will have to be later in the year as Shields is now preparing for her MMA debut.

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn and Claressa Shields? Do you think it works towards building up the potential fight with Savannah Marshall?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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